New Horizons’ Last Portrait of Pluto’s Puzzling Spots

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New Horizons’ Last Portrait of Pluto’s Puzzling Spots
Release Date: July 11, 2015
Keywords: Charon, LORRI, Pluto
New Horizons' last look at Pluto's Charon-facing hemisphere reveals intriguing geologic details that are of keen interest to mission scientists. This image, taken early the morning of July 11, 2015, shows newly-resolved linear features above the equatorial region that intersect, suggestive of polygonal shapes. This image was captured when the spacecraft was 2.5 million miles (4 million kilometers) from Pluto.

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
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